Boosted boards—those snazzy electric longboards—are in high demand, and they’re expensive. Fully decked out, one of these is going to run $1,600. And they won’t ship until late July at the absolute earliest. There’s an obvious solution—but it’s not easily embarrassed.
Skating a drained in-ground pool is old hat by now, so an entire waterpark was the obvious logical step forward.
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The ground is flat, the board is moving, and yet she’s in complete control the entire time she’s dancing on the slithering longboard. It’s such a trippy thing to see because the dancer, Hyo Joo Ko, and the board seem to be moving independent of each other, even though they’re moving in concert. So your eyes follow two…
We're well into the 21st century, so perhaps it's not surprising that somebody finally decided to render the tried-and-true skateboard a major update. Enter the Post Modern Skateboard—at least, that's how it's being marketed. Thing is, this contraption has no board to speak of.
Here's the progression of my thoughts when I first saw this video of Hä Wie using a golden wheel barrow to do skateboard tricks on the street. I thought it was so dumb. So, so stupid. And then I started giggling. And then I started laughing. And then I started wondering, wait, is this any less ridiculous than…
Professional pool skater Cory Juneau did more than 60 takes around this skate park to create this time collapse: A video in which every version of himself across time is put into the same space thanks to the magic of video editing.
Boy, this kid is fearless. Actually, I'm not sure Kahlei Stone-Kelly from Australia is even old enough to be called a kid. He's just a baby. A two-year-old toddler in diapers who's already better at skateboarding that many full grown human adults. Just look at him go and display excellent balance, a little bit of…
Adorable. We've seen dogs ride skateboards before and though it's extremely cute when they're pawing the ground to lunge forward and crashing into walls, they're not really busting tricks with the board. This cat though? It does its feline version of ollies and skateboard grinds.
A regular old skateboard isn't fun enough for you? What about nine skateboards attached to each other to form a complete circle skateboard? It's the goofiest way to move on wheels since your chance of falling off is infinitely more likely and well, just look at the damn thing.
What happened to Microsoft? Not only has it just busted out some pretty decent tablets, but its execs seem to know how to have fun too. Steven Sinofsky, head of the Windows unit, decided to mount some skate trucks on the back of a Surface tablet and ride that thing around Microsoft's campus.
If you've already decorated your iPhone with a recycled skateboard back panel, then there's only one accessory you need to complete your look: a pair of sunglasses made from the same stuff.
Gliding along sidewalks, grinding along rails and... oh, walking down the stairs? There are some obstacles not even a skateboard can clear, which is why Royal College of Art graduate Po-Chih Lai has designed a skateboard that can go down stairs.
Electric skateboards are cool, in a dorky kind of way. We were impressed by the "Board of Awesomeness", which was controlled by a wave of your hands via a Kinect. But here's the future: a skateboard controlled by your brain.
Life needs to be in slow motion. Everything is a little more ethereal and a helluva lot more fun at 1000FPS, you know? Just like these skateboarders who are falling and eating shit while screwing up skateboard tricks. They look like they're dancing!
Skaters are programmed to want to skate everywhere. For them, it's as natural as wanting ice cream on a summer day. So imagine living in a house where everything (even the kitchen sink!) is skateable. Heaven in a home!
Skateboarder Aryeh Kraus was outfitted with 5 cameras on his body, 1 camera under his skateboard and 1 camera for a wide shot. Those 7 cameras combine for a dizzying, complicated and super technical video. Multiple perspectives makes skateboarding seem hard.
Regardless of your views on skateboarding, it's difficult to discount the beauty of these boards. Loyal and Dean are two friends with 25 years of woodworking experience between them and a penchant for art, sustainability, and longboarding.
Ok, so I may've made that trick up, and the Cité de l'Océan et du Surf Museum in France might not be a skate park. Just they try and stop the local kids from skating in that half-pipe, though!